Articles tagged with: security

Don’t Be Held Captive to Ransomware

“$5.9M ransomware attack on major agriculture group poses risk to US grain, pork, chicken supply” Fox Business Sept. 21, 2021 What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt a victim’s data. Ransom is then demanded in exchange for decryption. Hackers often target and threaten to sell or leak sensitive data [ Read More ]

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Using Social Media Safely

It is easy to ignore cyber security, to not take proactive steps and to think “That won’t happen to me.” Many people, however, have learned – after their accounts have been breached, data compromised and, even worse, their identity stolen – it is much easier to take steps to protect yourself before something happens than [ Read More ]

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End of Life (EOL) Are You Safe?

We all know about our software always wanting to install updates. Windows, Office, Adobe, Zoom, and just about any other software we install. At some point your software wants you to install, buy, download, or do an upgrade to a new version. This usually means the previous software versions will no longer be supported, End of Life (EOL). Now, [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity 2020: Safeguard Your Data

Why should you care? How would you feel if you walked into your office tomorrow and your computer was gone? Does your physical and emotional state worsen if you realize all your data that you accumulated over the years was suddenly ripped out of your hands? Even worse, what if the data now in the [ Read More ]

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Cybersecurity 2020: Phishing

The Federal Trade Commission explains that phishing “is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source.” The message attempts to get you to share valuable personal and sensitive information such as login names and passwords, bank account information or a social security number.    Tips to spot a phishing [ Read More ]

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Windows 10 update 1903

Microsoft is slowing rolling out a new feature update that will be coming to all Windows 10 computers. This specific update, feature update 1903, will be upgrading the operating system (OS) of computers to fix security vulnerabilities as well as to bring new features to Windows 10. The following are a few of the updates [ Read More ]

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State of Security – Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

The State of Security 2017 October is the first full month of fall (and sometimes even feels like it), National Pizza Month, National Dental Hygiene Month (so brush your teeth after you finish your pizza) and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I would prefer to write about pizza, but since I work in IT, it think [ Read More ]

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Congress repeals FCC privacy rules, but what does it mean for me?

Last month the US Congress passed legislation, subsequently signed into law by the president, that repeals rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last October. But what has changed? Why is there outrage about this new privacy bill?! Why should I care? In October 2016 the FCC adopted rules regarding Internet Service Providers (ISPs) [ Read More ]

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Avoiding Tech Support Scammers – The Latest in Phishing Scams

Avoiding Tech Support Scammers – The Latest in Phishing Scams Scammers do not just send fraudulent emails. They might try to call you on the phone and claim to be from Microsoft or any other legitimate business. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups to get you to call a number to fix the [ Read More ]

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I posted to Facebook and you would never guess what happened next.

Most of us have some type of social media account, be it Facebook, Pintrest, Snapchat, or whatever the newest social media craze is. Social media has changed how we interact and get information. You can “like” a news outlet page, “befriend” a celebrity, or even “follow” a fictional character. Social media has become a way [ Read More ]

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